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Dog sniffs out pot on I-94 near Alexandria
Update: Several schools are two hours late
Plan to mainstream disabled workers causes worry
Boys basketball: Bitzans, Hintermeister help Chargers edge WCA
Girls basketball: Willmar escapes Alexandria with a CLC title
Fan buses available for girls state hockey game tomorrow
Intense on table tennis
Girls hockey: An end to the opening-round exit
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
The day Curt Felt died
Bonding over books
Toys for Kids reaches 165 children
What would Mr. Fitzgerald think?
Rose Cummings (Mom of Pat Gustafson)
Mike Frisch: A one-two punch for perch
Northeast's Minnesota moose population remains low but stable
Is feeding the ducks helping or hurting them?
Wolf, entangled in snare, shot and killed in Duluth
Albert takes a position with the DNR
Betty Jean Fischer
Dorothy M. Arne
DiAnn E. Bakke
Rollin "Rollie" Berglund
Jamie Michael Lund
LETTER: Have kids sat down with an NRA official?
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down
OUR TURN: Could Parkland be the turning point?
1918: School bus crash caused 'severe nervous shock'
IN THE KNOW: Shootings need long-term solution
Extension schedules land rent meeting for farmers, landowners
Managing boxelder bugs as the cold sets in
Step away from that pruning saw!
Going far with 4-H horses
County crafting buffer compliance rules
Easy on the salt: Douglas County seeks ways to prevent runoff into lakes but keep roads safe
Conservation plan pays farmers
Alexandria J.C. Penney store to close
USDA: Farm profits to fall in 2018
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June 7, 2012
Reward offered to catch tree robbers
Trees are being stolen from Pioneer Park and Moe's Heights Cemetery south of Brandon. Forty to 50 trees, all evergreens, were planted on the cemetery site a couple of years ago and between eight and 10 of them were stolen just last week. Three other trees that were planted on the...
June 7, 2012 - 8:41am
May 23, 2012
Growing Green - Tree planting tips
This unseasonably warm spring has encouraged avid home gardeners to get a jump start on their veggies. Potatoes, onions, peas, lettuce, spinach and radish have been planted, and it's just about warm enough to get the tomatoes, beans and peppers in the ground. (You want the soil temperature...
May 23, 2012 - 12:00am
November 28, 2011
Don't let pests come into your home this holiday season
Planning on buying a Christmas tree or holiday greens online this year? Be sure destructive pests aren't hitching a ride. As the popularity of online and mail order trees grows, state and federal officials are sending out a warning to consumers that these plant items are regulated...
November 28, 2011 - 3:03pm
August 15, 2011
MDA takes steps to protect state's walnut trees from deadly disease
Walnut wood is no longer allowed into Minnesota if imported from 11 different states known to have thousand cankers disease (TCD). A temporary exterior quarantine announced in February was made permanent last week by Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) Commissioner Dave Frederickson....
August 15, 2011 - 8:49am
July 24, 2011
Ag department confirms emerald ash borer infestation in Shoreview, Minn.
ST. PAUL, Minn. - The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) confirmed an emerald ash borer infestation in an ash tree in a Shoreview residential neighborhood Friday. The infestation was discovered after the property owner noticed signs of a potential infestation and contacted...
July 24, 2011 - 11:51am
May 30, 2011
Arbor Day Foundation booklet identifies trees
The Arbor Day Foundation has a booklet that helps people identify trees in a simple, step-by-step process. The booklet, "What Tree Is That?," is available for a $5 donation to the nonprofit tree-planting organization. What Tree Is That? is a fun, easy-to-use tree identification guide...
May 30, 2011 - 3:43pm
April 22, 2011
Douglas Soil and Water reminds public to order trees
The Douglas Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) staff reminds the public to send in their tree order. There are still a good variety of trees to choose from, including small and large shrubs, deciduous trees, evergreen trees and potted evergreens. The SWCD staff is also available...
April 22, 2011 - 12:00am
February 26, 2011
Spring is in the air: Join Arbor Day Foundation in March and receive 10 trees
Celebrate the arrival of spring by planting trees, and the Arbor Day Foundation is making it easy for everyone to participate. Join the Arbor Day Foundation in March 2011 and receive 10 white pine trees. "White pines are such a versatile tree that adds beauty to your home and neighborhood...
February 26, 2011 - 4:24pm
Ag leaders implement quarantine to protect state's walnut trees from deadly disease
ST. PAUL, Minn. - Minnesota Agriculture Commissioner Dave Frederickson this week moved to protect the state's 6 million eastern black walnut trees and the state's walnut timber producers by issuing a temporary exterior quarantine restricting the import of walnut trees and certain...
February 26, 2011 - 2:04pm
February 2, 2011
City gets update on Highway 29 tree issue
The city of Alexandria, a group of concerned business owners and the Minnesota Department of Transportation are trying to come up with a plan about what to do with the trees along the Highway 29 South corridor. Business owners on the west side of the highway say the trees, when in...
February 2, 2011 - 12:00am
January 12, 2011
Conservation district can help with tree planting projects
Tree plantings can provide a number of different benefits from energy conservation, reducing snow delivery to roadways, providing wildlife habitat, aesthetics, farmstead protection from wind and snow, forestry production, reducing soil erosion by wind, stream bank protection and buffering...
January 12, 2011 - 12:00am
December 27, 2010
Be sure to dispose of Christmas trees properly
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is offering reminders to keep folks fire-safe as they wind down the holiday season. Roughly one-third of home fires and home fire deaths occur in December, January and February, according to NFPA. Although Christmas tree fires are...
December 27, 2010 - 10:35am
December 15, 2010
Caring for your fresh-cut Christmas tree
One of my favorite holiday traditions is the selection of our fresh-cut Christmas tree. We often traipse through snow filled fields in bitterly cold weather to find that perfect tree. The end result is worth the frosted nose and rosy cheeks. Cut and placed in water immediately, our...
December 15, 2010 - 12:00am
November 21, 2010
Christmas tree supplies in tip-top shape this season
Minnesota has a fresh, fragrant crop of Christmas trees this year thanks to a great growing season. Many tree farms will open for business the day after Thanksgiving and growers say the selection will be fabulous. "This year, the trees are exceptionally moist and fragrant because...
November 21, 2010 - 12:20pm
October 6, 2010
All spruced up: Site of proposed high school gets nearly 200 trees
The site of the proposed new high school was spruced up last week with the addition of nearly 200 trees. Last Wednesday, about 30 volunteers...
October 6, 2010 - 12:00am